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Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar. -File Photo
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar. -File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday described the capital punishment of Bangladesh Jamaat-i-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla as a “judicial murder” as the National Assembly adopted a resolution expressing concern over the incident.

The resolution, moved by JI member Sher Akbar Khan, was adopted with a majority vote.

“This House expresses deep concern on hanging of a veteran politician of Jamaat-i-Islami Bangladesh for supporting Pakistan in 1971,” said the resolution moved by Sher Akbar Khan.

The House expressed grief and sorrow with the bereaved family and demanded to avoid reviving the wounds of 1971 and amicably resolve cases against Bangladeshi leaders of Jamaat-i-Islami.

Earlier, speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly, Nisar said that Abdul Quader Molla “was hanged through a judicial murder for supporting a united Pakistan in 1971”.

The minister said Abdul Quader Molla remained patriotic to pre-1971 Pakistan and his hanging has once again reminded Pakistanis of the wounds of separation of East Pakistan.

He said the government fully supports the resolution prepared by the JI, as this incident is an eye opener for the Pakistani nation and leadership.

“We claim to have democracy in the country but are still far off democratic attitudes and approaches. We need to learn as a nation from debacles like the separation of East Pakistan”.

He expressed grief and sorrow with the Bangladeshi nation and followers of Abdul Quader Molla.

The minister however clarified that Pakistan respects the sovereignty of Bangladesh, but the execution of Abdul Quader Molla was on the basis of charges leveled against him to support a united Pakistan.

“I believed that people will not politick on a judicial murder. It is our tradition that we forget our bitterness when somebody dies or is killed,” Nisar said.

PPP and MQM members had spoken against the resolution.The interior minister however said that there is nothing against the sovereignty of Bangladesh in the resolution.

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Khalid Dec 16, 2013 09:22pm

Who do we Pakistanis (particularly the Pakistani government) think we are?. Bangladesh is an independent country and they got separated because of the selfish attitude of PPP (and Pakistanis). They were greater in numbers and Awami League should have been allowed to form the government. Now we are saddened by the hanging of a murderer and rapist. I really don't understand what Nisar Ali Khan stands for!. Would he have preferred the rapist and murderer Molla to be freed by the Bangladesh government?.

Faisal Dec 16, 2013 10:59pm

Stop appeasing the right wing mullahs who have brought us to the brink of a disaster.

Adnan Khan Dec 16, 2013 11:00pm

Should this guy be worrying about the internal situation of Pakistan which is getting worse with every passing day?

Samir Dec 16, 2013 11:33pm

He was hanged for conducting a genocide, not for defending Pakistan

Sheikh Khalid Dec 17, 2013 12:35am

Your misdirection from Pakistan's own problems is showing.

Bilal Dec 17, 2013 01:11am

says the person who is from the party who started extrajudicial killing in Karachi

Raja Islam Dec 17, 2013 01:14am

It is sad that the interior minister would resort to making comments like this about the judiciary of a independent nation. Maybe he should also start talking about the hanging of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Whatever it was, but we should not forget the role played by Jamaat-e-islami's wings of Al-Shams and Al-Badr in East Pakistan. These were the hoodlums who resolted to murder rape an arson of innocent civilians.

amjad shah Dec 17, 2013 01:51am

it's no use crying over spilled milk.

amjad shah Dec 17, 2013 01:57am

it's no use of crying over spilled milk

Amjad Wyne Dec 17, 2013 02:00am

Nisar should pay attention to the on going targeted killings in Pakistan

Abdullah Alkafi Dec 17, 2013 03:07am

He was found guilty in war crimes. He was sentenced for the killings of innocent people and raping of women he had done very close to December 16, 1971 and immediately after surrender by the Pakistan army. Why Pakistani law makers are concerned that a war criminal was sentenced to death. I think due to this mentality hundreds of crime in Pakistan go unpunished and the country is in a downward spiral in terms of violence and crime.

Hassan Dec 17, 2013 06:51am

This incident gives me two distinctive prospective.... I am both happy and sad, happy because BD has shown to Pakistan that when it comes to national interest, there is no compromise and sad because their actions reflect how much they hate Pakistan.

Tariq Ahmad Dec 17, 2013 07:05am

So will this guy call the guilty verdict for Mush a judicial miscarriage ?

khan Dec 17, 2013 09:09am

He was a traitor for them,they are good people that they did not punish all the traitors.Before saying anything to them,you should look to your own country.Have you ever said that Z.A Bhutto's hanging was judicial murder.He was your elected PM. he was hanged by a traitor by law,because he was the first person to abrogate the constitution,and your present PM is the one who benefited from this act of treason.Do you have any sense of shame,no you are shameless.

Akash Ahemd Dec 17, 2013 05:54pm

@Hassan: Ever tried to look up, why they hate you?

Shimul Dec 18, 2013 12:05am

Nisar Ali should work and think for the people of Pakistan. He is sadden for a murderer and rapist. This is a internal affairs of Bangladesh and Bangladesh knows how to deal with it. You should mind your business. How does this person become home minister of Pakistan. Is it possible cause the country is Pakistan.

Jalal Dec 18, 2013 09:15am

Shame on Pakistani people, whom you made your interior have no idea about exterior, sovereignty cuz he is a Pakistani.

Shareef Dec 19, 2013 04:02am

No difference between Bangladeshi and Pakistani politicians. they are more interested in hanging their own rather than focusing on improving the welfare of their citizens.

Munir Dec 19, 2013 07:40pm

No difference between Pakistani and Bangladeshi politicians. Most of them don't think straight. They are after taking revenge and not working for the well being of their public. Pray for the politicians.